- April 15
In round one, 45
players won their games. Now they join nine
seeded opponents in Jeopardy! lore for 18 more game. The 18 winners then face off for six
slots. The two winners of those semifinal games have a
date with destiny in the form of one Ken Jennings for a
three-day final. The winner of those games wins $2
million. Second place is guaranteed $500,000, while
third place is guaranteed $250,000.
No wild cards, no second
chances. It's (my favorite words when it comes to
Jeopardy! tourneys) win or go home.
Today, a former
recordholder faces two-undefeated champions.
Won $35,201 (3/9)
Seeded Player - $15,000
New York City
Won $34,000 (3/2)
"R" Town, Pop/Rock Women, Alphabetically First, Heloise
Yes!, Ohio Bio, -oid.
$600 Alphabetically First. Michael finds it on
"Go!" and bets $1000. The clue: ...among the
Balkan states. Michael's guess: "What is
Correct for $1000.
End of Round:
Michael - $2800
Tom - $4600
Fred - $4800
to Tom: "I don't care if you ARE a seeded
opponent, my game is ALL THAT!" Well, could be.
categories: The Islands of Vanuatu (delivered in
part by once-and-future J! host Jeff Probst), A
Tim Robbins Film Festival, Religious Matters,
Have You Herd?, Corporate Sponsorship, Hook the
Daily Double #1: $1200
Religious Matters. Fred ($5600 over Tom's $4600 and
Michael's $1600) bets the ever popular wager of
$1203. "Of course. It makes sense, but only to
me," says Alex. Clue: construction on Borobudur,
a temple of this religion on Java, was begin in
750 AD & took 92 years to complete. Fred's guess: "What
is Hinduism?" Correct response: What is
Buddhism? Fred drops to $4397.
Daily Double #2: $1600 Corporate Sponsorship.
over Fred's $8397 and Michael's $6000; both will
end with these scores) fronts only $300. Clue:
aptly, this Kellogg's product has sponsored the
"American Idol" live tour. Tom's guess: "What is
Special K?" Correct
response: What are Pop Tarts? Heh. Good one.
Anyway, Tom ends the round with the lead at
In round 2, runners-up
are guaranteed $10,000, while the winner is guaranteed at
Final Jeopardy! Category: British Royalty.
Answer: when his tomb was opened in 1102, a
fragrance filled the air, & his body was
perfectly preserved. Correct response: Who was
Edward the Confessor?
question: Who was Edward the Confessor? (RIGHT)
Wager: $4500. Final score: $10,500.
Fred's question: Who Edward the Confessor? (RIGHT)
Wager: $706. Final score: $9103.
Tom's question: Who is Edward I? (WRONG)
Wager: $7695. Final score: $1405.
Can anyone tell
me what was up with the three bucks? In any
event, Tom Walsh is the first of the big nine to
fall, as Michael earns his seat in the
quarterfinals, and another $20,000, giving him
55,201. He'll face Dan Melia and Steve
Will another one
of the seeded players meet their end before
seeing the final? Find out tomorrow.